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Florida A&M football opens spring practice

Posted at 10:28 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 23:07:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Saturday was a beautiful day to start spring football. Florida A&M started spring season on a leap year.

New and old faces put in a lot of work in the weight room during the off season, and Saturday, showed off their power during drills.

Head Coach Willie Simmons said Saturday was a good day and that his players have retained a lot from last year. "The guys have some retention which is always good to see," said Simmons. "We're just trying to clean up some details, get better at the fundamentals. The first few days of practice will be basic fundamentals. Not doing too much schematically, we've really got to figure out who can play football, who can line up properly, take the right steps, make the right calls, and just do the things that it takes to be a good football player."

Simmons explained his team definitely needs to pick up the tempo at the next practice. He also said they have to be fast. "We pride ourselves on being a fast football team. So, we've got to run from drill to drill. We've got to chase the ball on both sides of the ball. We just have to get in a habit of being a fast football team, and that's from the time we come out of the locker room to the time we go in. We've got to be going somewhere fast."

The Rattlers will hold their annual Orange and Green Spring Game on Saturday, March 28.